June 17, 2007

Startup Nation : From Life to Business...

Currently holidaying for a week in Mumbai, the days are very busy here and hence,this has affected the frequency of the no of articles on my blog smile However,visited Crossword in Mumbai and purchased a new book "Startup Nation:Open for Business" by Sloan Brothers(Jeff and Rich Sloan) and after reading first few pages,I was very much impressed and Rs 665 is worth for the book lol The initial part of the introduction is very interesting and worth mentioning on my blog:
You're a dreamer right? That's why you've picked this book.Maybe you had a great idea knocking around inside your head for years.Maybe you've roughed it out on the back of a napkin and tucked it away somewhere.But you don't know what the next step is or what the first step is.Or,just maybe,you're sitting in your cubicle, next to a hundred other cubicles,thinking, "How do I stop working for the man?".If any of these descriptions fit you,you are an entrepreneur-in-waiting.And you're not alone.You are one of us-one of the two-thirds of Americans(oops,we are Indians) who dream about owning their own business.
The book also covers "Life Planning" which is very much important for people who want to startup(part time or full time).Life Plan helps you to know your current status,your likes,dislikes,your family responsibilities,dreams..... This makes me remind of Mr. Narayana Murthy who quoted "Infosys would not have been possible without Sudha Murthy's support"and this is where support comes into picture.

An interesting article on the same can be found here and an example life-plan can be downloaded from hereThis Life Plan would definitely help us in striking a balance between personal and business life wink There are lots of other facts that are covered in the book and would be covering the interesting articles(from the book) on my blog...

Worth Reading:
StartupNation Blog
Ten steps to open for business

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At Jun 18, 2007, 9:21:00 AM , Anonymous Mahesh said...

Hi Himanshu Seth,

Very much inspiring article and i was blissful for presenting article to all entrepreneurs.

Happy Holidays. :)

At Jun 20, 2007, 12:49:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have seen this book sometime back in Redmond library and found it impressive. I will make sure to read it.

Thanks for the good post!


At Jun 22, 2007, 1:41:00 PM , Blogger Curious MInd said...

Himanshu IMO advice we get in this book are too generic and vogue.Entreprenuership comes in different shape,size and forms starting from KIRana store to a high tech "GOOGLE"and every format have its requirement from entreprenuer.

In world on internet bussiness we acnnot aply same rules or how tos as we may used for old economy bussiness.

For example internet has made difficult to identigy weather google is aofware,media or technology compnay.Most of the start-up dont hav any business model,no organisational structure.Every aspect of bussiness is evolving here.Nothing is fixed.

At Jul 16, 2007, 10:11:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This posting in great. Could anyone tell me whether there are any other postings on this topic?


At Jul 17, 2007, 3:15:00 PM , Blogger Himanshu Sheth said...

Hey rosesylvia,
I haven't seen this book (:


At Aug 18, 2007, 3:31:00 PM , Blogger GoldSmith said...

Very intersting article. And I am going to tell everybody about this posting..

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At Nov 2, 2007, 5:18:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Himanshu, thanks for you suggestion. I read this book. its really nice. Lot of things is there to learn.

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